A graduate studies program at the Singularity University California has resulted in the Tricorder Glove by Med Sensation.
“This glove will eventually allow patients to diagnosis their own illnesses. The glove interface allows for data from the physical exam to be a component of automated diagnosis, which at times can mean the difference between a patient living and dying. Our Glove Tricorder includes many sensors (accelerometers, temperature, force, sound, and vibration) and a data protocol that allows the data to be transferred wirelessly. Soon everyone will have a glove that can be used to assess a sports injury or can be used to do self-clinical breast exams. In the future we will be able to augment a human’s ability to diagnosis illness, by adding sensors such as ultrasound probes that will be able to integrate the data and provide real-time assessment of heart valve abnormalities, abdominal pain, and much more without having to go to medical facility.”
Cool idea, early diagnosis of any condition is a good thing and will hopefully limit the severity of the condition further down the track.
Let’s just hope they manage to keep it out of, well actual off , the hands of all those hypercondriacs 🙂